The Huffington Posts', Black Voices, released a brief article about Southwest Atlanta on Sunday, in which Jazmine Guy shares why she loves her hometown neighborhood.
Jazmine and her family are long time members of Friendship Baptist Church, and over the years she has and continues to support the arts and other causes in Atlanta.
In the Black Voices article, which I hope you read, she speaks of her love for Atlanta and SW Atlanta in particular by saying, "It was a wonderful and special place to grow up."
I can not agree with Ms. Jazmine Guy more! I always say there is no place in the world like the SWATS (Southwest Atlanta), and like many of you, I travel a ton.
There is just something about the energy once you reach SW Atlanta that feels like home, or a nice warm blanket. All of SW Atlanta has a unique vibration to it, like we are all part of an ancient, historic, proud society and that we are family no matter what. Yes, there is crime here just as there is everywhere... But we are not deterred by the crime. When we see it, we are disappointed and saddened as if it is being committed by our own misguided brothers and sisters.
We seem to have some of the largest and oldest trees in Atlanta, and on a perfect day the sun hits the tops of those green trees, the breeze whistles through, the birds chip away, we sit on our porches, or our front steps, we play our music, and we barbeque. Priceless...
I am proud to live in and come from a Southwest Atlanta family!
What do you love most about your neighborhood?